Interview with Idelle Truitt Elsey, June 29, 1984

Project: Goin' North: Tales of the Great Migration Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Born into a prominent ?Old Philadelphia? family, Idelle Truitt Elsey (1892-1985) worked at the Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital and at the Brown and Stevens Bank before serving as secretary to the executive director of the Armstrong Association of Philadelphia from 1927 to 1962. There, she helped find work and housing for Black newcomers from the South. In this 1984 interview, Elsey spoke about her family, her own life, and her memories of Black Philadelphia in the early 1900s.

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2014oh197_gn049

Interviewee Name

Idelle Truitt Elsey

Interviewer Name

Charles Hardy, III

Interview Date

1984-06-29

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Elsey, Idelle Truitt Interview by Charles Hardy, III. 29 Jun. 1984. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Elsey, I.T. (1984, June 29). Interview by C. H. III. Goin' North: Tales of the Great Migration Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Elsey, Idelle Truitt, interview by Charles Hardy, III. June 29, 1984, Goin' North: Tales of the Great Migration Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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